We strive to improve people's lives

Interim Report Q1 2024









Positive profitability trend driven by Medtech

During the quarter, profitability strengthened in line with our priorities and organic sales increased by 4%. Labtech's sales performance was temporarily weaker, but the companies were largely able to defend their margins. Medtech delivered strong growth and it is gratifying to see a gradual improvement in profitability, driven in part by implemented improvement measures. 

A leading partner in Life Science

AddLife is a leading independent European partner with a diversified portfolio in Life Science. AddLife owns, develops and acquires market-leading companies in specific segments with offerings aimed primarily at the healthcare sector – from research to medical care. The Group has a rooted, entrepreneur-driven culture with strong values, where sustainability is integrated into the business.










The Labtech business area provides products, solutions and services in fields such as diagnostics, biomedical research and laboratory analysis. The business area consists of two business units: Biomedical and Research and Diagnostics. The most important customer groups are hospital laboratories, academic research and pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

Development Labtech


In the Medtech business area, the subsidiaries offer products and services in the field of medical technology, as well as assistive equipment and digital solutions for home care. Medtech has two business units, Hospital and Homecare. The Medtech offering mainly focuses on publicly funded healthcare, home care and social care in Europe.

Development Medtech

AddLife and sustainability

Sustainable solutions
for health
Sustainable culture
Sustainable supply chain

AddLife's sustainability strategy

During the year, AddLife updated its sustainability strategy based on stakeholder dialogues and an updated materiality analysis. The sustainability strategy mirrors our key sustainability issues: our positive contribution to the Life Science sector, the well-being and development of our employees, and our work with supply chain management. We recognise business opportunities in working with sustainability and believe that our sustainability efforts can provide added value for our customers. The 2023 sustainability report prepares us for the new legal requirements in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

Sustainable solutions for health

AddLife creates competitive advantages by offering high-quality products and value-creating services, coupled with sustainable solutions. Our position in the value chain, primarily as a distributor, entails close dialogue with local customers and collaboration with major global suppliers. This offers a unique opportunity to facilitate a sustainable transition alongside our partners and develop solutions that could positively impact our business operations. 

Sustainable culture

The dedication of our employees is the key to our success. We aim for an inclusive environment for our talented and dedicated people, characterised by diversity. To accomplish this, we focus on aspects related to employee well-being, diversity, and inclusion. We want to support the professional development of our employees through training, knowledge sharing and growth opportunities. We are proud of our corporate culture and we take responsibility for how we do business.

Sustainable supply chain

Our position in the value chain offers the opportunity to collaborate with our partners in developing solutions to responsibly address our shared impact. Tasks involve evaluating, engaging with, and exerting influence on our suppliers, while also identifying new market-leading alternatives. Each subsidiary is responsible for selecting and evaluating suppliers. In this ongoing process, one key selection criterion is the suppliers' adherence to the UN Global Compact principles.

AddLife creates value

AddLife aims to create good earnings and a strong shareholder value through independent subsidiaries, active ownership and acquisitions. AddLife's financial targets contribute to a robust cash flow that facilitates self-financed, long-term and profitable growth.

Four reasons to own shares in AddLife

Attractive growth market
Cash flow finances growth
Clear strategy
Market position

Attractive non-cyclical growth market

The market, in which AddLife operates, is relatively insensitive to cyclical fluctuations and is driven by demographic factors, an ageing population and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. On average, the medtech market is expected to achieve an annual growth rate of 5 percent and the diagnostics market 2-3 percent.

Cash flow finances growth

AddLife strives for profitable organic growth and has a high proportion of recurring sales and long-term contracts that generate stable cash flows. The company bases its acquisition agenda on financing acquisitions through its own cash flow.

Clear strategy to create additional growth

A key element of AddLife's growth strategy is acquisitions, with a focus on small and mid-sized bolt-on acquisitions or standalone acquisitions with attractive margins. The goal is for the acquired subsidiaries to continue to develop based on their strengths, based in a decentralised business model.

Strong market position in Europe

AddLife’s more than 85 subsidiaries create value and build leading positions in selected niches in Europe. The company has a wide geographic spread, operating in 30 countries with 2,300 employees.